Everyday Heroes Awards: Who deserves Bedford’s Excellence in Education Award?


We’re highlighting each category for the Bedford Independent Everyday Heroes Awards and today we’re looking at Excellence in Education.

Our Everyday Heroes Awards 2021 are in partnership with The Harpur Trust and help recognise people who have made a difference to our Borough and made Bedford brilliant.

We’re really pleased that Bedford School will be hosting the awards for us again this year and also supporting the Excellence in Education category.

As hosts, Bedford School will give our finalists a chance to celebrate their achievements in style with an awards ceremony at the Quarry Theatre at St. Luke’s.

This is the second year that Bedford School has hosted the awards. While we sadly could not organise a full ceremony last year due to COVID, Bedford School helped us stage a small soiree to congratulate our 2020 winners.

“Bedford School is, once again, honoured to host the Bedford Independent Everyday Hero Awards,” said James Hodgson, headmaster at Bedford School.

“Following the success of the 2020 awards, the event has proved to be a wonderful opportunity to celebrate extraordinary people in Bedford whose hard work, dedication and generosity help make Bedford a great town in which to live and work.

“We are delighted to open the doors to our Quarry Theatre for an award ceremony that not only recognises but celebrates our town’s ‘everyday heroes’.”

Excellence in education

As well as being our host, Bedford School is also supporting the Excellence in Education category.

This category recognises excellence from an induvial in teaching, coaching or other educational disciplines.

We’re looking for someone who has gone above and beyond in helping a young person or class to recognise their potential and shine.

“We have chosen to sponsor the Excellence in Education Award to shine a light on those extraordinary people who go above and beyond to educate and nurture our children, and in doing so, help shape a brighter future for all of us,” adds James.

“Teaching is so much more than just a job. Teachers and educators make a difference to a child’s future; they inspire and encourage, and we are lucky to live in a town which is full of individuals who are worthy of this award.”

You can tell us about an everyday hero who deserves to receive the Excellence in Education award at the form below by 4 March 2022.

Please remember the nomination must be for activities carried out between January and December 2021.

You can also access the form here, or a downloadable form is available upon request here.

2020 winner

Last year’s winner was Natasha Carey who, during the last ten years, has worked passionately, round the clock, delivering West End style theatre training to children who come from all walks of life.

Many of the children have special needs and they focus on allowing everyone to have equal lines to learn and as many songs and dances as they want to do.

Highly commended was Sarah Stott.

You can find out more about the Bedford Independent Everyday Heroes Awards, in partnership with The Harpur Trust, and the other categories open for entries here.

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